Back in August of last year, indie developer 13AM Games launched their first title,
Runbow, on the Wii U, receiving solid reviews and getting a fairly well-sized fanbase due to the game’s simple but addicting color-based twist on the platforming genre. Another aspect that grabbed a lot of gamers’ attention is the title’s host of playable guest stars from other indie games, including Shovel Knight, Gunvolt, Freedom Planet‘s Lilac, and many, many more. Back at E3 2016, 13AM revealed that Wayforward’s Shantae would also be joining in on the fun, and now we finally have a release date for her free DLC: October 25th.

This date will also mark the release of the promised physical version of the Wii U title, which will release for $29.99. Shantae will already be available on this retail version, and it will also come with the rest of the game’s DLC and the title’s soundtrack. In addition, 13AM Games gave an update about the 3DS version of the title, Runbow Pocket, which they’ve confirmed will be releasing in both physical and digital formats on the same day in “Q1 2017” (the specific date wasn’t listed, but let’s hope it’s early in the year).

Are you a fan of Runbow? Will you be grabbing the physical release, or are you looking forward to playing as Shantae with the version you already own? Or perhaps you’re holding out for Runbow Pocket next year? Let us know in the comments!

Source: 13AM Games

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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